Local Roundup: Nichol shuts out Colfax for Bear River win | TheUnion.com

Local Roundup: Nichol shuts out Colfax for Bear River win

Erin Nichol went all seven innings, striking out eight while allowing two hits and one walk for Bear River’ 5-0 win over rival Colfax in Pioneer Valley League softball Tuesday.

Alyssa Reina was 2-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Reina’s homer is just the third ever hit at Bear River High School in a varsity game, according to coach Duane Zauner.

Katie Mathis was 2-for-3 with a triple, while Courtney Ceo was 2-for-4 and Courtney Edwards added a double in the Lady Bruins’ 11-hit parade.

Bear River, which improved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the PVL, travels to Placer Thursday.

JV: Bear River 11, Colfax  0

Ashley Brose capped a four-run first inning with an RBI single, as the Bear River junior varsity defeated Colfax.

Also contributing at the plate were Ali Crow (single), Ali Thill (triple, 3 runs scored), Keleigh Casey (RBI single, 3 runs scored), Lauren Beavers (RBI double) and Maddie Phelps (single, double, 3 RBIs).  

Phelps pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks for the win.  

The Lady Bruins are 2-0 in league and 7-2 overall.


Bear River 198, El Dorado 234

Kyle Nelson shot a career best of 35 over nine holes at Lake of the Pines Tuesday, leading Bear River to a 4-1 record in the Pioneer Valley League.

Roderick Bell and Anthony Ertola each shot a 4-under-par 39 for the Bruins, while Brennan Southworth had a 42, Andrew Jackson a 43 and Jake DePass a 46.

The Bruins will face Mesa Verde at Sierra Pines Country Club in Roseville Thursday.

Forest Lake Christian 256, Foresthill 310

The Falcons were led by Justin Raskin’s round of 41 at Black Oak Tuesday in a Central Valley Christian League win over Foresthill.

Garrett Boatman shot a 48, while Jeremy Lanz had a 51, Chris McCowan a 55 and Spencer Lewis a 61.

FLC (1-1 CVCL) hosts Woodland Christian Thursday at DarkHorse Golf Club.

JV: Miners win first NU JV Invite

The junior varsity Miners golf team for the first time won the 14th annual Nevada Union JV Tournament Tuesday, topping second place Granite Bay by one stroke, 226-227.

“Our depth kept us in it,” said NU coach Marshall Barnes. “And when all the scorers were added up, we miraculously had won it.”

Leading the way for NU was Slater Ferguson and his nine-hole round of 40. Adam Harris shot 43, Bert Heinzelman 44, Cody Bostramo 49 and Kyle Richardson 50. Gabe Harris finished with a non-scoring 51.

NU is back in action today, host Rocklin at 3 p.m. at Alta Sierra Country Club.


Nevada Union 7, Roseville 3

Dillon Jones went the distance on the mound, striking out eight while allowing six hits, one walk and two earned runs.

Broughan Jantz was 3-for-3 at the plate, while Ethan McGill and Jones each contributed a pair of RBIs in the win.

Nevada Union improved to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Sierra Foothill League.

JV: Nevada Union 9, Roseville 2

Tanner Thiesing went the distance on the hill, striking out eight while allowing two unearned runs on four hits, to lead NU’s junior varsity to a win over Roseville Tuesday.

Josiah Paye goes 2-for-3 with home run, while Scott Petroskey (2-4) and Daniel Hewitt (2-2, 3 RBIs) also had big days at the plate.

The Miners and Tigers wrap up the three-game series at 4 p.m. Thursday at Nevada Union.

Frosh: Nevada Union 9, Roseville 1

Nevada Union’s freshman baseball team down Roseville to move to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the SFL.

Ryan McCarthy threw all seven innings, racking up 11 strikeouts while scattering three hits.

NU’s frosh also topped Roseville 7-4 Monday, thanks largely to a seven-inning pitching performance by Cody Gardner.

NU’s freshmen downed Yuba City 7-2 on Saturday, as Ryan McCarthy, Cameron Townsend, Zach White and Rob Wood combined for a two-hitter on the mound. Wood went 2-for-3 with two doubles and 2 RBIs, while Jared Cook also was 2-for-3.


Forest Lake Christian 9, Capital Christian 0

FLC swept every matchup with Capital Christian Tuesday, led by straight sets wins from No. 1 and No. 2 girls singles players Caitlin Hanson (6-0, 6-0) and Jen Menary (6-0, 6-1), respectively.

Nathan Burnett (5-7, 6-3, 6-2) and Troy Douglass (7-5, 5-7, 7-6 {7-5}) also won in singles play.

Ally Weir and Amanda Timmerman won 10-0 at No. 1 doubles, while Courtney Turner and Christy Johnston won 10-1 the No. 2 girls doubles. Jordan Farewell and Bryan Butler were 10-5 winners at No. 1 boys doubles, while Brandon Bryditzki and Jamie Parrott teamed for a 10-1 win at No. 2.

Ryan Thompson and Leslie Johnston teamed up for a 10-1 win in mixed doubles.

FLC moved to 6-1 in the Golden Empire League with the win.

Bear River 9, El Dorado 0

Bear River also had a clean sweep on the court Tuesday at El Dorado, moving the Bruins to 4-0 in PVL play.

Shawndar Johal (6-2, 7-5) and Max Monroe (6-0, 6-1) took the No. 1 and No. 2 boys singles matches, while Emily Jacinto (7-6 {7-4}, 2-6 6-4) and Lindsey Harter (6-3, 6-0) won at No. 1 and No. 2 girls singles, respectively.

In doubles action, Daniel Miller and Alex Bolt won 6-2, 6-3 for the No. 1 boys team, while Steven Betcher and Conner Phillips won by forfeit at No. 2. Emilie Garber and Lauren Wells won their No. 1 doubles match 4-6, 6-4, 10-6. Kirsten Malo and Shelby Carrow took the No. 2 girls doubles match 6-2, 6-0.

In mixed doubles, Patrick Shirvanioun and Amy Hanson won 6-2, 6-0.

Bear River hosts PVL foe Lincoln Thursday.


JV Miners take Jaguar Invitational

In addition to the varsity sweep of first place at the Jaguar Invitational in Vallejo last weekend, Nevada Union’s junior varsity swim teams also took first place in the meet hosted by Jesse Bethel High School.

NU’s JV boys won first place by 86 points, while the NU girls took first place by a whopping 309-point margin. Among NU’s first-place finishers were: Melissa Larson (200 freestyle), Carly Messex (100 butterfly), Rachel Brindley (100 free), Taylor Mello (100 breaststroke) and the 400 free relay team of Larson, Brindley, Robyn Fernandez and Carleigh Hepp.

Nevada Union’s JV boys and girls swept Rocklin in an SFL meet last Friday. NU’s boys won 106-76, while the girls won 137-37.

Winners for NU girls were Monica Haulman (200 free, 500 free), Larson (100 free), Fernandez (50 free, 100 back), Sarah Saturnino (100 breaststroke), Messex (100 fly). On the boys side, Nate Duffy (100 fly, 200 free), Zack Manes (50 free) and Darby Porteous (500 free) were all winners.

Nevada Union also swept all three relay races in both boys and girls competition.

Coaches may submit game reports by contacting The Union via e-mail at bhamilton@theunion.com or by phone at 477-4240. Deadline is 10 p.m. daily.

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